One minute, down and out actor Lorenzo Smythe was -- as usual -- in a bar, drinking away his troubles as he watched his career go down the tubes. Then a space pilot bought him a drink, and the next thing Smythe knew, he was shanghaied to Mars.
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Kidnapped from Earth to act the part in this desperate plot , trouper Lorenzo
Smythe glories in the performance , despite the risk of assassination if his
deception is discovered . But when the vanished politician is secretly found ,
broken in mind ...
There is only one Lorenzo Smythe , the One - Man Stock Company . Yes , I ' m "
The Great Lorenzo " - - stereo , canned opera , legit — “ Pantomimist and Mimicry
Artist Extraordinary . ” He read my card and dropped it into a sleeve pocketwhich
First , I want your solemn oath not even to talk in your sleep about this job . " " If
my simple word is not good , is my oath better ? " I glanced at the smaller man ,
slouched again on the couch . “ I don ' t believe we have met . I am Lorenzo ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - baswood - LibraryThing
This 1956 Hugo award winning novel is included in the science fiction masterwork series and either has not aged well or was a lack lustre rip-off from the start. It takes as a basis for its story the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Stevil2001 - LibraryThing
I was surprised how much I liked this book. It's a relatively simple and predictable plot: Lorenzo Smythe is an actor hired to impersonate a politician at a key political moment. Only thing is, the ... Read full review